Red 87 TSI 225,000 Miles. Engine blown, threw rod bearings.
When i got the car: http://www.starquestclub.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=83078
Engine pull and dismantling: http://www.starquestclub.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=83236
Carpet out etc.
All of this was inside the ducts for the heater core. It even had a to do list in the pile.
I had to cut/bend the metal a bit to get this clevis and cotter pin out.
What it looks like once the brake booster is off.
Ok i'll stop screwing around and show you guys what all I really have been doing all this time
What I've done today:
I'll be cleaning the entire shell including underneath and then coating it with chassis saver.
So thats where i'm at now. I have been collecting parts and planning things out. I have an 88 fiji right outside of that building. The fiji will be getting the 87 transmission and rear end. The 87 will be getting the 88 rear end, tranny, ecu, and knock box. As well as whatever else the 87 will need. The plan is to have both running though. The 87 Red car you see here will be fiji. Won't be a spec of red left.
Any rust will be wirebrushed and coated with chassis saver. Any rot will be filled in then chassis savered. I will be picking up a good 83 hood this week. Driver fender is nearly perfect. Passenger fender has a little bit of rust/rot and will be replaced with one that my dad has. Skirts had rust and my brother is letting my have some perfect ones. (Thanks guys). VERY minor rust on the shell itself and it will be heavily treated to the best of my ability. Call me a perfectionist I guess.
1. 8:1 Compression Wiseco forged pistons.
2. Brand new Marnal head made in Spain.
3. SS OS Valves with Schneider springs.
4. Setup to run a performance cam with mechanical rockers (stock cam will be used, just planning for the future).
5. Reconditioned rods.
6. Block resurfaced and bored .20 over. (A lot of guys do .40, but heck I like knowing that my block can be reused just in case).
7. Crank ground, polished, and balanced.
8. Balance shafts eliminated.
9. Brand new oil pump.
10. All new timing.
11. Ajusa gasket kit
12. ARP head studs and rod bolts.
Parts by my Dad (Dad on forums as well). Engine will be rebuilt by him and myself.
Intake manifold, new Marnal head, and exhaust manifold will all be ported.
Exhaust is shot, so I'll probably get a 3'' exhaust made.
AC will be completely removed except for the evaporator core.
EVERY connection on the harness will be cleaned and checked for good connections on the wires as well as placed with dielectric grease before going back on the car.
88 flywheel will be lightened and resurfaced.
Tires are good on this car and the fiji so I'm good for awhile there.
ABS delete and emissions stuff removed.
Parts I have now or will be getting for this restore:
1. Mookeh overlays.
2. Boost gauge that will be placed in the gauge cluster.
3. MK2 OVCP HKS SSQV BOV.
4. Mookeh new coolant hoses.
5. New spark plug wires, spark plugs, ignition, and O2 sensor.
6. New aluminum radiator.
7. New speedometer cable.
8. New OEM Clutch.
9. New struts on all 4 corners.
10. 83 hood.
11. New/used windshield. (Will have to see)
12. New battery.
14. Replacing front bumper support with a near perfect one.
15. Like new 88 air dam. I can't find a single flaw on the thing.
16. SS Clutch line
17. SS Brake lines
18. New steering coupler
19. All new filters of course.
20. Probably a new Walbro 255l fuel pump as well.
21. I'm sure I'm forgetting quite a bit. Of course new parts will be a continuous thing for this car.
The entire shell will be cleaned and primered, except the underneath will be cleaned and treated to chassis saver. Afterwards, the entire shell will be painted Fiji blue. The idea is that there won't be a spec of dirt anywhere on the car and ever single corner will have fresh paint. Then the car will be reassembled and the rest of the car (what everyone else sees on the outside) will be painted, cleared, wet sanded, and buffed.
Whats nice about these cars are that they are 20+ years old. Thus any problem spots that form rust are shown already. All hidden metal pieces will be painted and wire brushed. All metal lines will be wirebrushed and painted/chassis saver. For instance, the 88 rear end will be thoroughly cleaned and chassis savered. The shell has already been pressure washed.
So thats where I'm at so far guys. My next step is getting the 88 rear end out. That shouldn't take too long. Its always faster doing it the second time.
Edited by ColdScrip, 28 December 2008 - 10:05 PM.